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Soldier accused of avoiding flag salute
Fort Carson, Colo. -- A soldier is now accused of posting photos on Instagram that show herself deliberately avoiding a flag salute.
Officials from the Mountain Post confirmed in a statement on Wednesday they are investigating the photo of Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey.
Fort Carson's leadership is aware of the social media post Pfc. Sheffey made, is looking into the situation, and reviewing potential next steps, the statement read. Fort Carson leaders will continue to educate Soldiers on standards and discipline and appropriate professional conduct on social media consistent with Army Values -- both on and off duty.
In the photo, which has now gone viral, it shows Pfc. Sheffey lying in the back of her car. According to the caption, she said, This is me laying in my car hiding so I dont have to salute the 1700 flag
Another photo posted later shows her again lying in her car. This time the caption reads, Your tax dollars allow me to sit in my car and do this all day
Since the uproar about the photos, her Instagram account has been deleted.